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How do people with bulimia nervosa behave with food?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

People with bulimia nervosa (BN) have episodes of eating much more than the average person would eat in a particular time period, and they feel out of control of their eating during this time. Then, they do something to “get rid of ” the calories. This may include vomiting, using laxatives or other medications, fasting, or excessive exercise.

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